'India will be tougher than W Indies'

After an easy Test series win over the West Indies, host captain Michael Vaughan warns life would be difficult against India.
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Updated on Jul 10, 2007 03:59 PM IST
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PTI | By, London

It looked like a stroll in the park as England blanked the West Indies in the recent Test series but life would be difficult against India, host captain Michael Vaughan warned his teammates.

Back in the side after a nagging knee injury that kept him out of action for a whole year, Vaughan refused to bask in the glory of the 3-0 win against a depleted West Indies and felt his side would need to raise the bar if they were to beat Rahul Dravid's men in the three-match Test series.

"They bring a batting line-up that's formidable and full of experience."

"The bowlers - there are a couple of left-armers (Rudra Pratap Singh and Zaheer Khan) and the young (S) Sreesanth - who I think is a real quality seamer -- and (Anil) Kumble with all his experience," Vaughan said in an interview with Sky Sports.

"They will pose probably a little bit of a bigger threat than the West Indies.

"We might have to raise our bar just a little bit to ensure we get a good series victory against the Indians," added Vaughan.

The Yorkshire batsman also sounded wary of Team India's middle order, which sports an aged look with the trio of Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly being on the wrong side of the 30.

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